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Number of Listed Historic Monuments:48
Carcassonne's Tourist Office Web Site

tourist sitesTourist Sites (in and around the city)

Fontfroide Abbey Carcassonne tourist site Bugarach - The Sacred Mountain Carcassonne tourist site Capendu and Alaric Mountain Carcassonne tourist site The Fortified City of Carcassonne Carcassonne tourist site Catharism Museum and Hautpoul Village Carcassonne tourist site Fanjeaux and Prouilhe Monastery Carcassonne tourist site Lagrasse Abbey and Village Carcassonne tourist site ...


Carcassonnethings to do, activities, eventsThings to Do, Activites

"Fête des Remparts" at Alet les Bains Carcassonne activities "Le Grand Tournoi de Chevalerie" Carcassonne activities "Vigne et Terroir" Fest Carcassonne activities Scented Garden Carcassonne activities Aguilar Castle Medieval Day Carcassonne activities Canal du Midi Short Cruises - Carcassonne Carcassonne activities Carcassonne Festival Carcassonne activities Carnival of Limoux Carcassonne activities Flyzone Carcassonne activities Hautpoul Medieval Festival Carcassonne activities Medieval Camp at Cabaret Castrum Carcassonne activities Medieval Festival of Issel Carcassonne activities Puilaurens Medieval Day Carcassonne activities Toques et clochers Carcassonne activities Tournoi de la citadelle Carcassonne activities ...


Carcassonne short historyCarcassonne's Short History

The city of Carcassonne is the capital of the department Aude (11). It has a population of over 40,000 inhabitants.
One legend says that the name Carcassonne comes from the name of the wife of the last Moor king Ballak who died during the siege laid by the Emperor Charlemagne, Dame Carcas.
This dame was left by her husband to defend the fort and she managed to do it by tricking the Emperor into believing that the citadel’s inhabitants were far from starving – like the attackers would have like to believe after months of blockade. According to the legend...


Carcassonne weather patternCarcassonne Weather Pattern

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